Dylan Bundy
Orioles' Dylan Bundy: Derailed after early brilliance
Dylan Bundy, RP, BAL
7/27/2016
News: Bundy allowed three runs on just two hits and walk over 5.2 innings while striking out eight and taking a loss Wednesday against the Rockies.

What initially looks like a pedestrian line was anything but for Bundy, who carried a perfect game into the sixth inning with one out. But Bundy was yanked in the sixth after giving up a walk and a pair of home runs on hanging change-ups, finishing the start with a season-high 89 pitches. The start was just Bundy's third of the season, and Baltimore appears to have him on a tight pitch count, as well they should given Bundy's long injury history. Bundy said after the game that he was actually disappointed with his season-high eight strikeouts, citing it as something that raised his pitch count, rendering him unable to pitch deeper into the game. Bundy owners shouldn't expect too many innings from him going forward, but Wednesdays start was certainly an encouraging one overall.

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Carson Fulmer
White Sox's Carson Fulmer: Gives up four runs in loss to Cubs
Carson Fulmer, RP, CHW
7/27/2016
News: Fulmer gave up four runs on two hits, a walk and a hit batsman while recording only one out Wednesday against the Cubs.

The out he got finished off the seventh inning, but manager Robin Ventura stuck with Fulmer to start the eighth, and the results were disastrous. He hit Kris Bryant, then allowed a single, a double and a walk to load the bases; Jacob Turner came on in relief and promptly allowed a grand slam to Addison Russell, Fulmer looked strong in his first two outings since being called up in mid-July, but has now given up seven runs with four walks in his last inning of work (two appearances).

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Anthony Ranaudo
White Sox's Anthony Ranaudo: Notches quality start in loss to Cubs
Anthony Ranaudo, RP, CHW
7/27/2016
News: Ranaudo (1-1), making his White Sox debut and first start of the season, allowed three runs on two hits (both homers) and four walks over 6.2 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Cubs. He struck out three.

Considering Ranaudo produced a 17.18 ERA and 2:8 K:BB over two relief appearances with Texas earlier this year, this start has to count as an enormous step forward even though he still had more walks than strikeouts. After all, he managed to no-hit the Cubs for 5.1 innings before giving up a Kris Bryant solo homer. He also helped his own cause by providing the South Siders' only run with a solo homer, the first of his career. White Sox manager Robin Ventura can take some blame for getting a little too cute here, leaving his inexperienced starter in to pitch the seventh, which resulted in a two-run homer that hurt his final line considerably. Nonetheless, Ranaudo certainly showed a little something here -- enough at least to make him the top call-up if the White Sox need to fill a rotation slot moving forward.

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Will Harris
Astros' Will Harris: Cleaning up in closer role
Will Harris, RP, HOU
7/27/2016
News: Harris struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 11th save Wednesday against the Yankees.

Thanks to a four-run disaster against Oakland prior to the All-Star break, Harris still owns a not-so-hot 3.91 ERA since taking over as the Astros' closer, but he's also 11-for-12 in save chances in the midst of his second straight season as one of baseball's top relief aces. In fact, he's actually improved on last year's 1.90 ERA, as his 2016 figure's now down to 1.71 following Wednesday's save. Harris isn't giving up this job anytime soon.

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Alex Colome
Rays' Alex Colome: Bounces back with 22nd save versus Dodgers
Alex Colome, RP, TB
7/27/2016
News: Colome recorded his 22nd save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth-inning against the Dodgers on Wednesday. He struck out one batter.

In addition to the strikeout, Colome induced two ground outs. It was a nice bounce back performance after he blew his first save of the season in his last appearance Saturday. Colome is 22-for-23 in save opportunities with a 2.27 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 45 strikeouts in 35.2 innings.

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Vance Worley
Orioles' Vance Worley: Moves to bullpen for now
Vance Worley, RP, BAL
7/27/2016
News: Worley will be available out of the Orioles' bullpen Thursday, but he could return to the rotation at some point in the near future, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

Worley and Ubaldo Jimenez seem to be competing for starts in the No. 5 spot for the Orioles going forward, and Jimenez has been as bad as any starting pitcher in baseball this year, so Worley should get his chance again. He has a 4.50 ERA as a starter and 2.23 ERA as a reliever, so understandably the Orioles would like to keep him in the bullpen if they can find a way to acquire a more competent fifth starter before the trade deadline.

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Justin Wilson
Tigers' Justin Wilson: Records first save of career versus Red Sox
Justin Wilson, RP, DET
7/27/2016
News: Wilson earned the first save of his career, retiring the Red Sox in order during a 4-3 victory Wednesday afternoon.

Detroit's regular closer Francisco Rodriguez was unavailable because he was home tending to a personal matter, so that left the ninth inning to Wilson. He did just fine, not allowing a base runner, recording 13 strikes on 19 pitches and one strikeout. In addition to one save, he is 2-3 with 20 holds, a 3.46 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 47 strikeouts in 39.0 innings.

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Francisco Rodriguez
Tigers' Francisco Rodriguez: Away for personal reasons Wednesday
Francisco Rodriguez, RP, DET
7/27/2016
News: Rodriguez was away from the team Wednesday for personal reasons but is expected back Friday, ESPN's Katie Strang reports.

It is unclear why exactly he is away from the team, but it seems like it will be a one-game absence, given Thursday's off day. Justin Wilson notched a save Wednesday with a perfect ninth inning against the Red Sox, and he would be a good bet to get another chance Friday if for some reason Rodriguez has not rejoined the team.

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Nick Vincent
Mariners' Nick Vincent: Could start rehab assignment next week
Nick Vincent, RP, SEA
7/27/2016
News: Vincent (back) could start a rehab assignment next week, the Seattle Times' Ryan Divish reports.

He will throw a bullpen session this weekend and presumably another such session early next week, after which he will head out on a rehab assignment. Upon his return, Vincent will serve as mid-inning reliever for the Mariners.

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Chase Whitley
Rays' Chase Whitley: Scheduled for another rehab appearance Saturday
Chase Whitley, RP, TB
7/27/2016
News: Whitley (elbow) is scheduled for his next rehab start for High-A Charlotte this coming Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The 27-year-old righty has excelled in his first pair of outings, allowing only two hits over three scoreless innings while striking out four. Whitley could join the Rays at some point in September if he is able to continue building up his stamina and arm strength without setbacks.

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